Jameel Arts Centre and Alserkal Avenue has joined forces with the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature to expand the 2021 Festival across the city over three weekends from 29 January to 13 February 2021.  

Embracing literature, art, film, food, and performance, the Festival is being held under the theme ‘Change the Story’. Commencing on 29 January at Jameel Arts Centre, the Festival will conclude on Saturday 13 February at Alserkal Avenue. 

The first weekend of the Emirates LitFest at the Jameel Arts Centre, taking place 29-30 January, will offer a weekend of talks, workshops, masterclasses and literary-themed exhibitions linking art, popular culture, and literature against the backdrop of Dubai’s contemporary arts museum and Sculpture Park.

Antonia Carver, Director of Art Jameel, said:

“Jameel Arts Centre is a contemporary arts museum but the written word has always been at its core — through our publishing programme, the Jameel Library, book clubs and research and writing commissions. Art Jameel’s approach has always been interdisciplinary and, by supporting the Literature Festival this year, we are able to bring to the forefront our shared interests in creative writing, reading and the Arabic language. We are so looking forward to bringing together the arts and literary communities to celebrate creativity in all its forms, at the Jameel and in the adjacent Jaddaf Waterfront Sculpture Park.”

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